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Hole In One Challenge

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Have any of y’all ever done a hole in one challenge? In case you aren’t familiar, you pick a shot (ideally a par 3 that’s 150 or less), and you keep hitting the shot until you make it. I personally have done a hole in one challenge, although it was in my own backyard. The shot I had was about 50 yards, but it’s a difficult shot because my green is severely undulated and very small.

I made it after about 200 shots, which is about an hour of work for me. For those of you who haven’t done one, it’s a whole lot of fun.

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I've always liked watching these, but it's heck on the green if you are making pitch marks. I have never done it myself, but if I were to do it, there is a hole on the shorter of my 2 home courses that is only ~75 from the whites or ~87 from the blues. I could take a soft PW or stock PQ from each respectively or a full GW from the whites. The green is above the tee, but there is a severe back to front slope that would allow for "2 chances per shot" potentially. I have come within 2 ft a couple of times on this hole during normal rounds, and if I continue to play there, I think this is the hole it would come on.

There many other good places to make this happen at my home courses, with only one that I would avoid out of 9 par 3s. Like I said, my biggest concern would be green health, but with proper pitch mark repair every 5 minutes or so, this wouldn't be too bad. Unfortunately the names of the courses are "Hills" and "Dales", and there is only one par 3 of the lot that doesn't have a large slope involved, so the walking would wear quickly, and I couldn't imagine getting more than 50 shots in without getting worn out, just from going to collect balls and repair marks every 10-15 shots.

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On 10/28/2020 at 9:57 PM, dagolfer18 said:

Have any of y’all ever done a hole in one challenge? In case you aren’t familiar, you pick a shot (ideally a par 3 that’s 150 or less), and you keep hitting the shot until you make it. I personally have done a hole in one challenge, although it was in my own backyard. The shot I had was about 50 yards, but it’s a difficult shot because my green is severely undulated and very small.

I made it after about 200 shots, which is about an hour of work for me. For those of you who haven’t done one, it’s a whole lot of fun.

So, that's really a thing?

Never even heard of it. 

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What are the odds of a hole-in-one on a 150 yard hole?  10,000 to 1?  One might spend a lot of time hitting shots, even considering that one might get a bit dialed in on the distance after a couple swings.

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7 minutes ago, bkuehn1952 said:

What are the odds of a hole-in-one on a 150 yard hole?  10,000 to 1?  One might spend a lot of time hitting shots, even considering that one might get a bit dialed in on the distance after a couple swings.

I want to try for a couple hours just to see how close I could get. This summer, I’ve destroyed two cups from landing in the hole and with liners these days, who knows what would’ve happened with normal depth. 

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